For some reason the DVD writer doesn’t perform all too well as it used to be.
Doesn’t read DVDs that have been burnt by the very same writer.
I can’t copy DVD and I can’t burn images.
I never upgraded the firmware so i’m thinking of doing so though I still have my warranty expiring only at the end of next month.
They instruct me to use all these kinds of safety precautions :
Connect drive to secondary IDE channel as Master
Disconnect all slave hardware from IDE secondary Master
Use standard UDMA-2 IDE cable
Update in Windows “Safe Mode”
Under Windows 2000 & XP login as administrator
Update without DMA mode, under Windows XP & 2000 in the device manager - “IDE ATA/ ATAPI controllers”, you can switch from DMA to PIO mode
Disconnect all external USB/ FireWire devices.
Deactivate virusscanners, active desktop programs and packetwriting agents
Is it really necessary?